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GazeSpeak, Enable Team, Microsoft ResearchIt can be difficult to communicate when you can only move your eyes, as is often the case for people with ALS (also known as motor neurone disease).Microsoft researchers have developed an app to make talking with your eyes easier, called GazeSpeak.A sticker on the back of the phone, visible to the speaker, shows a grid with letters grouped into four boxes corresponding to looking left, right, up and down.As the speaker gives different eye signals, GazeSpeak registers them as letters.“For example, to say the word ‘task’ they first look down to select the group containing ‘t’, then up to select the group containing ‘a’, and so on,” says Xiaoyi Zhang, who developed GazeSpeak whilst he was an intern at Microsoft.
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Ännu har jag inte formulerat det klart, men jag har ju till december på mig, säger han.Innan dess, i mitten av mars, är det dock dags för en avrapportering.Ett delbetänkande ska lämnas in till regeringen.– Där kommer jag att trycka på att vi sätter en deadline för när myndighterna ska bli helt digitala, när det ska vara slut med alla analoga blanketter och liknande.Man vinner mycket på att vara tydlig med vad man vill.Samtidigt konstaterar Hans-Eric Holmqvist att myndigheterna ligger i väldig otakt där ett antal av de stora myndigheterna ligger långt före de andra.
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Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.Video games make it possible for us to experience things that we never could—or would—do in real life.Frankly, it s not something that I ve ever aspired to do, and the whole enterprise seems exhausting, immensely challenging, and unavoidably cold.Dog Sled Saga is the game in question, and it s the first one I can recall that has ever tried to recreate the centuries-old ritual of sled dog racing.It s not all that realistic of a simulation of the sport, however, instead splitting its approach between two types of play: the arcade-style races themselves, which find you tossing out snacks to keep your pups lively and energetic, all while avoiding mishaps.And then the rest of it is a management sim that has you oversee your team while managing the business that grows around your success.
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The new Intel software is to enable data centre security for application developers.Speaking at this year s RSA Conference, Intel revealed information on its data centre security strategy and additional components.In a presentation, Simon Johnson, Intel s SGX program architect discussed the reasons why an effective security strategy is built on a foundation of trust rooted in hardware and also why it requires technologies that protect the data through all phases, at-rest, in-flight and in-use.Intel also confirmed the availability of its newest cryptographic isolation technology for data centre usages.The company mentioned that its Intel Software Guard Extensions Intel SGX being deployed to data centres will allow application developers to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification.Intel SGX is also distinguished from other cryptographic isolation technologies as it addresses all cryptographic isolation at the most granular application level to enable fine-grained data protection within the tightest trust boundary.
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Phone-centric games in which you actually use your smartphone are strangely limited these days, but that seems to changing.We reviewed A Normal Lost Phone last week, a clever, mysterious little smartphone-based game, and this week comes Strange Telephone.Granted, the Japanese-developed game isn t as fully immersive in its virtual phone OS as the other, but that s not to discount its appealing edge.Using a mix of pixel art, point-and-click inspired dynamics and a lot of weirdness, Strange Telephone for Android and iOS is, as its title suggests, very strange.Gamers take on a little girl named Jill, as she wakes up in a dark, dreamlike room, with only a locked door standing between her and freedom.A smartphone-like device called Graham, which you use to dial random numbers and generate equally random worlds.
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Customers who pre-ordered a physical copy of Halo Wars 2 on PC in the U.S. should check with their retailer about how their order will be fulfilled.Microsoft canceled plans for a physical release of the PC version of Halo Wars 2, developer 343 Industries announced on Monday.The PC version will still be available in physical form in Europe, where another studio, THQ Nordic, is releasing both a standard and an ultimate edition of the game.Halo Wars 2 will still be available on PC as a digital download when the game releases on February 21.Developer 343 announced the change on the Halo Waypoint blog.Earlier this month, you may have heard that we were partnering with our friends at THQ Nordic for worldwide availability of a physical retail version of Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 PC, wrote Halo community manager Brian Jarrard, who goes by SKE7CH.
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Det var inte bara Apples AirPods som drabbades av försenad produktion utan även BeatsX som skulle ha lanserats i december blev lidandes.Nu är BeatsX äntligen här och dessutom med två helt nya färger.Precis som AirPods är BeatsX utrustad med Apples egna W1-chip som är ger både strömsnålare och stabilare Bluetooth-koppling.Den största skillnaden gentemot AirPods är att BeatsX inte är helt trådlös då de brusisolerade hörlurarna är sammankopplade med en sladd runt nacken och att den har en kontrollenhet för volym och samtal.BeatsX har en batteritid upp till 8h och en Fast Fuel-funktion som snabbladdar hörlurarna med 2h användning på bara 5 minuter.Prislappen ligger på 1490:- och finns i totalt fyra st färger; Grå, Vit, Blå och Svart.
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The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, opens this weekend.As Universal started to screen the film, one minor, beautiful detail became the focal point for discussion online: the fact that Christian Grey s childhood bedroom has a Chronicles of Riddick poster in it.Fifty Shades Darker is the second of three films based on the wildly successful Fifty Shades books.We re writing about it because in the film, the couple go to visit Grey s childhood home and on the wall is a UFC poster, as well as this:That s the poster to 2004's film The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel.What s so weird about this is, well, everything.
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På tisdagen presenteras de åtta sociala entreprenörerna som valts till årets upplaga av den ideella organisationen SE Forums affärsutvecklingsprogram.Tre av dem driver bolag inom techsektorn.Hela 15 procent av de rekordmånga, cirka 900 ansökningarna till årets program hade techinriktning.Entreprenörerna kommer från bland annat Guatemala, Pakistan och Nigeria.Sex veckor av det sex månader långa programmet tillbringar de i Sverige och knyter kontakter med den svenska techbranschen i lokalerna för Norrsken, Klarna-grundaren Niklas Adalberths stiftelse.Läs mer: Nu öppnar Norrsken dörrarna för startupbolagen
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During Sunday s Super Bowl, we saw $5 million commercials from Nintendo and free-to-play publishers responsible for games like World of Tanks, Evony, and Mobile Strike, but we didn t get any for Halo Wars 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, or Mass Effect: Andromeda.On this week s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, host Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti try to figure out why traditional gaming powers don t want to spend the money on a 30-second spot during the big game.You can catch that conversation by pressing play on the video above, or you can listen to the entirety of the podcast by activating the Cast player or video at the bottom of this post.Here s the audio version of the entire podcast:And here it is in video form:
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the Authorities, it operations is an area where the state should take a firm grip in order to create better coordination.This is according to a report in the day submitted to the civilminister Ardalan Shekarabi and CS.It is neither cost-effective nor safe think Thomas Pålsson, director general of the national service Center, which had the mission to watch over the relocation of state jobs out of the country, combined with increased coordination.A single government cloud service makes it possible to radically reduce the number of data centers down to a maximum of ten pieces which can be located outside the Stockholm region, in parts of the country where it is more cost-effective.– In the day working around 800 people at the data centers, and we expect that it is possible to run with 200 people, " says Thomas Pålsson.Authorities estimate their costs for it operations to two billion and the State service Center is expected that a cloud service can reduce the cost of it operations by 30%.
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We last asked you guys this question around three years ago, and we got a variety of responses.Many people said they were using 24- to 27-inch displays, mostly with either 1080p or 1440p resolutions.A number of you were also running more than one display.Since early 2014, the PC monitor landscape has changed significantly.Variable refresh technologies like G-Sync and FreeSync are much more common, and ultrawide displays have exploded in popularity.4K displays are now much more affordable than before, and even higher resolutions like 5K are commercially available.
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Shopping for EVs will be a lot easier if auto dealers take this Audi executive's advice.Call it advice or call it a warning, but the top U.S. Audi executive s message to car dealers was exceedingly clear: If they don t get behind electric vehicles, they ll be dinosaurs in a decade.Those aren t the exact words Audi America President Scott Keogh used, but that s the gist of his message, according to Electrek.Delivering the keynote address at the National Automobile Dealers Association NADA convention in New Orleans, Keogh assured the dealers that in time, concerns about all-electric vehicle driving range and charging infrastructure will be history.As quoted in a report by WardsAuto, Keogh said ranges will soon reach 400 and eventually 500 miles per charge, where now the maximum closer to 200 miles.All this fright about where am I going to get a charge is going to go away extremely fast, Keogh said.
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Uber has filed a patent that might make its UberPool carsharing service slightly less creepy, by showing passengers friends or interests they have in common.Judging by the filing, Uber will ask you to connect your Facebook profile with its app when you request an UberPool. do the same for anyone you're about to share a ride with and if
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During EA's Q3 financial report, CEO Andrew Wilson reaffirmed the publisher's plan to release a Star Wars Battlefront sequel later this year, to coincide with the release Star Wars: The Last Jedi in cinemas.EA DICE will once again develop the game, which Wilson says will be "even bigger, taking players into more locations and allowing them to play with more heroes and characters across multiple Star Wars eras."The mention of multiple eras is new.Last year, during the company's Q4 earnings report, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed a Battlefront sequel for the first time, only mentioning that it would have a single player campaign and take include world's based on "the new movies".Multiple eras likely means further maps and characters from the original trilogy of films, as well as from The Last Jedi and 2015's The Force Awakens.It's unlikely we'll see anything from the prequel trilogy.
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Telia växlar upp sin satsning på internet of things, iot.Nyförvärvet Fältcom ska spela en nyckelroll i operatörens utveckling av tekniska lösningar för den uppkopplade staden.Nyheten om att Telia Company köper Fältcom kommer bara några veckor efter besked att Limes Audio, även de ett Umeåbolag, blir en del av Google.Läs mer: 33-listevinnarna Limes Audio köps av GoogleFältcom grundades 1998 och har i dag ett 40-tal anställda.Bolaget har tagit fram en öppen plattform för internet of thing och appar med över 160 000 installerade enheter över hela världen.
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the greater Stockholm public transport company SL stands behind more than half of all public transport in Sweden, with ticket sales of over 7 billion a year.Tickets are primarily sold through the SL-card that is primarily bought and loaded in, inter alia, Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven.In 2016, were sold, for example SL-tickets to over 200 million by the app - and the sms system that Klarna has developed to the SL.How much your Payment will earn at this is not official.But the usual enkelbiljetten with spending cash is aimed of course against our more loyal customers, which is worth a certain discount , say SL's president Kristoffer Tamsons M .How much of this amount that Klarna may retain to SL not to disclose.
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A new, purported, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 model has shown up today, but is it the real deal Xiaomi s Redmi range are the bread and butter phones for the Chinese handset maker, but while Redmi phones were originally just cost conscious budget devices we have seen significant changes in recent months.Over the past year, Redmi phones have launched with increasingly better hardware from metal construction, fingerprint scanners and even dual rear cameras.Today a new leaked Redmi model has been posted online and once again attempts to give top end smartphones a run for their money.This device is named the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 and features metal chassis, but this time a single main camera.In place of the dual cameras on the original Redmi Pro, the Redmi Pro 2 has a Sony IMX362 with a 1/2.55 sensor and a 1.4µm pixel, there is also a Dual Pixel autofocus feature too!Other changes include the move away from Mediatek to a Snapdragon 66- chipset.The phone also has a larger 4500mAh battery but retains a 5.5-inch FHD display.Apparently, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 will cost 1599 Yuan for the 4GB RAM model with 64GB internal storage rising to 1799 Yuan for a 6GB RAM model boasting 128GB internal memory.Overall this looks like a promising device, but could these specs really be accurate?
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Three UK has launched embedded Wi-Fi calling on its mobile network, allowing customers to send and receive calls and messages when they have no mobile signal by hopping on Wi-Fi networks.The operator joins rivals EE and Vodafone in offering the service 'natively' – without the need for an app.The main advantages of this is better indoor coverage, the ability to receive calls and texts when under ground on the Tube in London or another Metro network, for example and even in the air on planes that offer in-flight Wi-Fi.Technically speaking, Three has offered Wi-Fi calling for years, but until now this was only been available through its Three InTouch app, which needs to be running in the background when users wish to make a call over a Wi-Fi network.From 31 January, this is no longer necessary: whenever you're somewhere where there's no mobile signal, provided there's a WLAN network to connect to, your phone will automatically route calls through Wi-Fi instead.While Wi-Fi calling on rival network EE is only available for pay-monthly customers, a Three spokesperson told IBTimes UK that its service is available for contract, SIM-only and pay-as-you-go subscribers.
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But as the toys move closer to finally being available come May of this year, Playmobil is revealing all of the details at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair that gets underway starting on Wednesday.But why wait another 24 hours when we ve got everything you need to know right now?Arguably one of the most iconic vehicles in movie history, you can t have a Ghostbusters toy line without a tiny version of Ecto-1.The Playmobil version features working lights and movie-authentic sound effects powered by a trio of AAA batteries , a removable roof allowing figures to be placed inside, and silicon slime splatters that can be stuck all over the vehicle.The $45 Ecto-1 playset also includes Playmobil versions of Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz wearing her own Ghostbusters uniform!, who are equipped with tiny proton packs, traps, and PKE meters.
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